ASTRAKHAN – A Slow Ride Towards Death (2021)

Founded by Per Schelander, well known for his bass playing contributions with HOUSE OF SHAKIRA and ROYAL HUNT, ASTRAKHAN conjures his passion for challenging songwriting and 70s flavored hard rock in the smartest way enhanced with a good dose of Progressive ingredients.
Fronted by Alexander Lycke, dubbed as one of best male Rock vocalist in Sweden, on their new album ”A Slow Ride Towards Death” ASTRAKHAN is the impressive proof of how to act across genres and bring several worlds of rock music to one point. With qualities of classic progressive rock, sometimes with the edge of progressive metal mixed with a singer/songwriter touch, Astrakhan guides the listener though a unique soundscape.
It’s some kind of a mix between Dream Theater, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Tesseract and even some Queen (just listen ‘Take Me with You’), but ASTRAKHAN is always surprising…